Nutrition and EDs
Our bodies are designed to consume and assimilate a variety of nutrients that act as “fuel” for our daily lives. When you came to treatment, our goal was to help you get into the mindset that “food is both fuel and fun,” because all bodies, including your body, deserves to be nourished and satisfied. Every individual deserves to have a chance at a healthy relationship with food.
While living with an eating disorder, decisions around how to interact with food safely and appropriately were dominated by unhealthy, dangerous and life-limiting thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. Disordered eating habits were ingrained in you, making it difficult for you to return to appropriate eating patterns on your own. To challenge destructive behaviors, it was important to replace those habits with better alternatives on a consistent basis. With time, the old destructive behaviors were replaced with ones that supported your journey towards recovery.